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Application Form for Entrepreneur Scholars Program

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

Application Form for Entrepreneur Scholar Program - 2014-2016

Complete this cover form and submit with the items detailed below:

Applicant's Name:                   ________________________________________


Email Address:  __________________________   Phone_________________


Referred By:   ________________________________________ 


Year in college now (circle one): First Year    Sophomore     Other, explain:


Attach to the cover the following:

A .  Write an essay addressing the following (2 pages or less, Single or 1.5 line spacing): 

•1.    Why do you want to become an Entrepreneur Scholar?

•2.    What specific things do you hope to learn in this program?

  1. Describe your past experiences relevant to entrepreneurship.  
  2. What leadership roles have you had in the past?   Pick one and describe how you faced a challenge and resolved it. 

B.   Include the following as attachments to your submission:

•1.    A copy of your academic transcript  (does not need to be an official one)

•2.    A current resume

•3.    The names of the two people who you selected to complete recommendations for you and a statement about your relationship with them.


C.  Also include a Schedule of your free time for two weeks in February.  Part of the application process is to complete three interviews: an interview with the professor, one with the Director of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship and one with current Entrepreneur Scholars.  Please include in your materials a sheet listing the times that you will be available for interviews during the two weeks of February 10th, 2014 - February 21st, 2014.  Please include morning, afternoon, and evening times weekdays.  Interviews usually last about 45 minutes.


Submit complete package to: Terri Barreiro, 350 Simons Hall SJU,

By  Friday, January 30th  2014.


Additional steps:

•A.    Have two recommendation forms completed by others: one by a faculty member and one by a person who can attest to your nonacademic campus activities such as a residence director. Those should be recommendation forms submitted to Terri Barreiro by Friday Feb. 21st, 2014.

•B.   Complete a request for Background check form attached and submit to your Dean of Students byFriday, Feb. 21st, 2014.